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My Journey #4: More on the dollhouse

09-29-2010 04:31 PM by Trimble | 3 comments »

Well, a few more days have gone by, do I thought I’d post another entry here. Last time, I mentioned the dollhouse kit that I need to build for my daughter. It’s a nice little kit, but it comes with some very thin plywood that tears out every so easily when punching it out of it’s frame… I’ve spent much time popping out the pieces and sanding the edges. My wife bought some paint in the colors that we determined my daughter likes, but we still haven’...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #118: Yesterday is Gone (Good!)

09-29-2010 01:51 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

Yesterday was a day that I could have done without. It started out fine and everything was going according to plan until about 10am. I received an email from a customer saying that he couldn’t get to my website. The previous day, Steve Good (who hosts this wonderful scroll saw forum and site) had presented one of the patterns I had donated and informed his readers (which are over 5000 scroll sawyers) about the sale I was having until Oct 1st. I had also sent email notices to my now...

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New "Little Good Pieces" blog post - "Sauce Packet Bin - Part 1"

09-29-2010 01:17 PM by TheGravedigger | 0 comments »

A new post was just published on the Little Good Pieces blog – “Sauce Packet Bin – Part 1”. This is the first installment of my solution to a vexing kitchen problem. Check it out! http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/sauce-packet-bin-part-1/

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Clipboard #1: WHERE'S ME CLIPBOARD!

09-29-2010 01:13 PM by BritBoxmaker | 28 comments »

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before I do a fairly mundane day job, stacking shelves. One of the main tools for this is a clipboard, to hold my picklist. It invariably goes missing. Either I leave it in a trolley somewhere or, worse still, somebody ‘borrows’ it without asking. Hence the cry ‘Where’s me clipboard!’. The use of ‘me’ instead of ‘my’ is a dialect feature of East London and Estuary English which, along with commeritis,...

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A status update...I guess the first

09-29-2010 08:42 AM by thewoodartist | 4 comments »

Well, I have to start somewhere, so I guess I’ll jump in the deep end and start swimming. The projects I’ve posted thus far are all completed things. If you’ve looked at them, you’ve probably concluded that I enjoy working in small scale. That’s true. It’s not exclusively true, but many of my pieces are “miniatures.” Shortly I’ll post some pieces that aren’t. I only have a couple of rules. First, I never make the same thin...

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A Special Unicorn Project #2: Finally An Actual Start

09-29-2010 05:22 AM by William | 3 comments »

Well in the first installment of this series I talked a lot about my ideas for this project. Ideas were pretty much all there was to it though. Then for various reaasons I haven’t been able to get into my shop to do anything after that. Well, I finally got to actually start on this. First things first, I had to actually lay out some of my ideas on paper. So I pulled out the patterns for the general shape of the unicorn, which is to be based loosely on the carousel horse plans. Then I ha...

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Salad Spoon Set

09-29-2010 05:09 AM by daltxguy | 10 comments »

These salad spoons and a little bonus spoon were carved from recycled wood ( rimu – dacrydium cupressinum). Below is a bit of history of how they used to be made and in particular how I made this one, considering that it was from recycled wood and not from a tree. Traditional spoon making Historically spoons were rived from a log and rough carved with an axe. Riving, or splitting wood was usually done with a froe and a mallet. A hatchet was used to shape and smooth the general...

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Antique Desk Project #3: Sanding, And More Sanding

09-29-2010 04:52 AM by William | 5 comments »

As I’ve said already, this project is being taken on just as Lisa has time. She put in a whole day on it yesterday. The entirety of that day was spent sanding too. Whoever painted this desk laid it on thick. She looks like an alien because the way this paint is flaking as it was scraped, I think it’s going to be lead based paint. The sanding still is not complete, but she made a nice dent in it.As you can see however, after you get past all the ugly paint that was on it, this is s...

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Evolving Band Saw Project #5: More or less finished

09-29-2010 04:31 AM by wyeth | 3 comments »

The reason I started this blog was to show a project that sort of evolved over time – at least a year so far – and illustrates one of the ways I seem to gain enjoyment from messing about in the workshop. I see a lot of small box makers who seem to work this way finding new and unusual ways of creating something from what seem to be left over cutoffs and so on.Anyway I can now show you the finishing touches to this stage of my project – but it is still not finished.It may bec...

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Powermatic Model 15 Planer refurb--vintage 1995 #2: Power cords don't really need insulation....do they?

09-29-2010 03:37 AM by Retseih | 6 comments »

After close examination of the power cord on my “new” planer…I discovered that while the cord itself is an impressive 15 feet long it seems to lack continuity in the insulation. I’m not sure if the previous owner ran over it several times with the “beast” thereby chewing the insulation to shreds or if it was used to power the lights of a puppy mill. No need to bother the prior owner for the “I don’t remember” response. Not a big deal as...

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